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Nov 15, 2009 3:35am EST
about $750 billion of cash into the united states. >> how do they do it? >> it's really simple. by what i would call enlightened taxation. right now foreign profits to bring back into the united states have you to pay a 35% tax on it. by implementing a reduced tax, the way it was done in 2004, all that -- all those foreign earnings will come streaming back into the united states. it's estimated to be $750 billion that's outside the united states. corporations don't have to bring it in, but they made -- when they bring it in, it's taxed. by reducing the tax, it encourages those profits to come back, and by doing that, that $750 billion will be spent here in the united states. right now multi-national corporations are cash rich off shore and are cash poor domestically, so when they have to build a research plant, a search facility, where do you think they're building? they build it where the cash is because they can't get it back here into the united states. >> to doubt you bring some of these issues up at the new york fed. you are director on the board of the new york federal reserve. ca
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Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
the united states. bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. what warren buffet calls his bet on america is his largest deal ever made, but the real headline behind the deal is not how much it costs, but what it says about the u.s. economy. right there. >> okay, the hot seat. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview this summer, warren buffett told abc news that when it comes to gauging whether or not the economy is on track, one of his focuses is on railroad tracks. what indicators do you look at on a daily basis? >> i do think thgs rail car holdings are important. i mean, that tells you what is coming in to this country, going out and so on. >> reporter: at the time, his general outlook was somber. freight shipments had declined by 20% from one year before. today, he provided this statement to abc news. "i have no notion of what the next quarter or next year will bring, but i'm 100% confident in the economic future of the united states 5, 10 and 100 years down the road." >> the railroad system is one of thnation's oldest industrialized sectors, but it's al
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Nov 17, 2009 6:30pm EST
. do you ever want to be president of the united states? >> that certainly isn't on my radar screen right now, when you consider some of the ordinary turning into extraordinary events that have happened in my life, i'm not one to predict what will happen in a few years. my ambition, my desire, is to help our country in whatever role that may be. and i cannot predict what that will be, what doors would be opened in the year 2012. >> reporter: let's talk about some issues. the middle east, the only bama administration does not want israel to build anymore settlements on what they consider palestinian territory. what is your view on this? >> i disagree with the obama ma administration on that. i believe the jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon. because a population of israel is going to grow more and more jewish people will be flocking to israel in the days and weeks and months ahead and i don't think the obama administration that the jewish settlements caot expand. >> reporter: even if it's palestinian areas? >> i believe that the jewish settlements should be allow
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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
president obama has held frequently here in the united states, a question and answer session. >that kind of thing does not happen in china. the president's words were blocked online and the event shown only on regional tv. he told the crowd that he is a supporter of non-century ship, adding that he kills a free flow of information only strengthens society. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own government accountable. i have a lot of critics of the united states o can say all things about me. i think that makes our democracy stronger. >> he then moved to beijing with the chinese leader. his host greeted him warmly and the president used his face-to- face meeting to echo his team. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the prciples that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. >> president obama
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Nov 20, 2009 6:30pm EST
widely in the united states to a point where about 22 million people probably have come into contact with the virus. >> reporter: people started to build immunity? >> they do. >> reporter: with the thanksgiving holiday next week and the travel that comes with it the cdc is urging people not to be complaisant, to still get vaccinated. they are eager to remind everyone this flu has been unpredictable. >> okay, david muir, thank you. >>> overseas now to england, where they are used to rain, but nothing like what they're dealing with now. in the last day, more than a foot of water has fallen in the northwest, the heaviest rainfall already record. rescues continue around the clock, and as nick watt reports, the rain shows no sign yet of letting up. >> reporter: they're calling for a flood of biblically portions, a 1,000-year storm. a month's worth of rain fell in a single day. >> i've never seen anything like it. it! >> reporter: this picturesque corner of england, the fabled lake district, is unrecognizable. the water is eight feet deep in places. village streets turned into torr
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Nov 1, 2009 9:00am EST
says he has lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purpose of the united states presence in afghanistan. "is not how ware fighting the war, but why." evan, what you make of that resignation? >> it is disturbing. the state department is not a player out there. i don't know what his circumstances, but they need every state department person taking get out there. the military is running the show, and that is an imbalance. counterinsurgency is as much a civilian, the state department, nation-building thing as it is a military thing, and the military is doing all of it. >> jonathan, anything you on when the president will come to a decision? -- anything new on when the president will come to a decision? >> he is meeting with his advisers on friday. what you are sharing increasingly is mcchrystal lite, which is that he will probably answer more troops into afghanistan, but probably not the 40,000 mcchrystal wants to see. >> charles? >> we are having these debates about the matter of the strategy. at the heart of this is an issue that david brooks raced in the friday "new york t
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Nov 22, 2009 9:00am EST
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the attorney general of the united states kicked up a firestorm when he announced his decision to try the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks and four other men in u.s. federal court not far from ground zero, try them in a civilian court, not by military tribunal. he caught hell for the decision on capitol hill this week. >> how could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when khalid sheik mohammed has already asked to plead guilty before a military commission and be executed? [applause] >> i am not going to base the determination on where the case ought to be brought on what a terrorist, what a murder wants to do. he will not select the prosecution venuie, i will and i have. >> senator lindsey graham also practices military lot and says that this is a perversion of the justice system. what do you think, nina? >> i think it is a very hard decision that the attorney general made, and i would point that we have had military commissions for seven years and have not successfully brought anybody to drop because of problems with the
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Nov 15, 2009 8:00am EST
the hands of north korea and iran. >> we believe that the united states and russia will continue to urge iran to take the path that leads them to meeting its international obligations. >> if iran doesn't cooperate, the two leaders agree that other options like further sanctions aron the table. the president says iran needs to act quickly. >> we are now running out of time. >> reporter: there was a surprise guest, denmark's prime minister flew overnight to push for the global climate. white house officials say it's unlikely a final agreement will be reached there next month. the president focus on finance. at did dinner last night, the leaders met for a class photo. these leaders represent 40% of the world's population and more than half of its gross domestic product. they reaffirmed their commitment to free trade and guarding against protectionism. >> cultivating spheres of competition, not competing spheres of influence will lead to progress in the asia pacific. >> reporter: no more true than in china, china owns $800 billion in u.s. debt. that money is keeping the american economy
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Nov 19, 2009 5:00am EST
walking. holders says even if they are acquitted, they would not be released into the united states. >>> maryland will undergo a third round of big budget cuts. there approved $361 million in spending reductions. governor o'malley has cut $1.1 billion from the state's budget in response to declining revenue. they face a budget deficit during the next fiscal year. >>> classrooms in alexandria are about to get more crowded. the number of students is expected to grow by more than 3% next year. they're considering converting computer labs into full-time classrooms. >>> the number of flu cases are going down, at least in maryland. hospitalizations fell to about 80 cases last week compared to 260 cases in mid october. the warmer weather may have helped to reduce the spread of the virus. there are more vaccine clinics in our area today. there's one in landover from 9:00 a.m. until noon and at the district at the kennedy recreation center from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. tonight. >>> some virginia elementary students got to share some gardening tips with michelle obama. mrs. obama and tom vilsack visited hollan
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Nov 13, 2009 6:30pm EST
united states and they won't cause all this ruckus in the system. prosecutors are counting on that to some degree. but they will have stand-by lawyers to raise some of issues, such as, after being wat waterboarded 183 times in a month, are you in your right mind to plead guilty? >> many tricky legal problems and a trial, as we say, going to get a lot of attention. all right, terry moran, thank you. >>> and today's decision will be the subject on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. among the guests, secretary of state hillary clinton and rudy giuliani. >>> former louisiana congress man william jefferson has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his conviction on federal bribery charges. $90,000 wrapped in foil was found in jefferson's freezer, part of the half million dollars prosecutors say he used for using his influence to broker business deals in africa. >>> along the atlanta seaboard of the united states tonight, residents are dealing with an unwelcome visitor who won't go away. the remnants of tropical storm ida have brought heavy rains and stiff winds, causing flooding
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Nov 12, 2009 5:00am EST
profits. they are releasing two new beers in the united states. one is a wheat beer named bud golden lite. stock index futures are indicating a slightly open on wall street. wall street hit another record high. -- gold hit another record high yesterday. i am now she'll still. ck over to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:27. we have only 43 degrees. the news continues. >> still ahead, a bus stop shooting kills a young man. a family mourns the loss of another son. >> it stong. i blinked and it hurt. >> you know how ticks can get into nooks and crannies of your body. we have a story coming up. >> the investigation into the shooting of fort hood continues. some of the heroes are now speaking out. i will have their stories. >> we are live in the weather center. a developing storm will pound the area with cool conditions. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> the time now is 5:30 on this thursday morning. welcome back. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we will have lots of times on both fronts today. let's start with the weather. >> we d
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Nov 27, 2009 3:05am EST
alone. there are an estimated 12 million children at risk for hunger in the united states and almost one-third of them are preschoolers. in families struggling in this economy to keep enough food on the table. >> what we see in our front door at our food banks is folks who are working class families. >> reporter: daniel lloyd and danielle work all the hours they can get, six or seven days a week, but rising costs drain their paychecks. >> it's hard to try to explain it to your 6-year-old dahter, something about life itself. >> it's going to be okay. >> reporter: to help feed their little girls, daniel at times relies on a food pantry. many of those who work and volunteer in this field say they are seeing more and more working families coming for help to their food pantry. >> we've had families tell us that. we used to give to people. now we're asking for the help. >> reporter: the nation's food banks are having a tough time keeping up. >> ask any of our agencies. every single one of them will tell you they run out of food. >> come on in, everybody. >> reporter: at st. francis xavier,
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Nov 17, 2009 3:05am EST
people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hopes he will do i that day. >> lawmakers in congress plan to investigate signs of missed clues in the case on thursday. >>> in north carolina last night a vigil for a missing child became a vigil
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Nov 6, 2009 3:05am EST
united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> reporter: that is what resonated here each time we visited. a t
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Nov 1, 2009 10:00am EST
status of the united states. now, that happens to have zero cash value, it turns out. the iranians, the north koreans, the afghan government, china and india regarding carbon limitations, he's made no progress on any of these fronts but people like us better, so i suppose that's an achievement. >> i think he absolutely has changed -- i agree with george. he's changed the perception of america. i think he's also changed some things here, the economy. when you look at the gdp up 3.5. when you look at 30-year mortgages at a lower rate than it's ever been. >> be careful. unemployment almost 10%. >> unemployment -- again, the hardest thing once you bring an economy back is the jobs. i think he has to finish the task. let's remember, george, he's only been there ten months as president. in nine months he's helped restore america's image, helped to stop the hemorrhaging of jobs and bring the economy back so in nine months when it usually takes to make a baby he's starting the rebirth of america. >> and ed gillespie, i was thinking of you as valerie jarrett was here talking. basically her answe
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
say the case presents a pandora's box of legal challenges. >> the united states is also going to be on trial. any prosecution of khalid shaikh mohammed is going to inevitably bring up controversial practices by the u.s. government, including the most controversial, detention and interrogation techniques. >> reporter: then, there's the question of security. >> the city in large will then become the focus for mischief in the form of murder. >> reporter: but new york's police commissioner says authorities are ready. >> i think this is highly appropriate that they be tried here. we certainly can handle it. >> reporter: sources tell us that the security in new york will be extraordinary. but they admit no one knows how khalid shaikh mohammed will react, so close to ground zero. bill? >> pierre thomas from shington. >>> of course, this has sparked all kinds of passionate response on both sides of the issue. and texas congressman, lamar smith, a republican on the house judiciary committee, is among those objecting to the move in outrage. he joins us this morning. congressman, thanks for be
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Nov 26, 2009 5:00pm EST
at his swiss chalet while he fights extradition to the united states. the charges of having sex with a 13 year-old girl. as was government granted bail for the dirtor. you have to wear an electronic monitoring device. polanski fled the united states in 1978. he has lived in france since. the astronauts on board the space shuttle atlantis are spending thanksgiving in space, getting ready to return to earth tomorrow. the crew did not request a special meal, so today's menu featured the brisket and chickens and he does. also on board, and message from local students. the scant poster will be returned to the students after the shuttle lands. the navy memorial held its first annual thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for sailors stationed in d.c. there were happy to spend the holiday with their military family, and once dinner was over, the sailors sat back to enjoy another thanksgiving tradition -- a little football. today is certainly a good day to watch some television because it has been awfully foggy and overcast today. >> my family went on a three- mile walk this morning. it
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Nov 15, 2009 10:00am EST
more troops for afghanistan. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >> his attorney general prosecutes the plot's masterm d mastermind. >> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> this is a big step in the wrong direction. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> then -- >> we don't have to continue to go down this controversy road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of "the new york "mother jones." corn from >>> and as always, the sunday funnies. >> before john mccain chose her as his running mate, his campaign spent $50,000 on a background check. when he heard this, john mccain said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinton. thanks for spending time with us this morning. >> it's a pleasure to talk with you from singapore, george. >> wel and as you're in singapore, you and the president are facing really his toughest deci
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Nov 9, 2009 6:30pm EST
, urging all muslims to wage jihad against the united states. >> the key here is jihad or no jihad. >> aulaqi was known as a major a senior recruiter for al qaeda.recruiter for he clearly has the ability to convince people to kill others and perhaps even kill themselves. >> reporter: before the left the country, awlaki was the imam of a virginia mosque attended by hasan. two of the 9/11 hijackers also prayed there. >> his objective is to include people to attack, you know, and specifically he talks tensively about attacking the u.s. military. >> reporter: u.s. officials say hasan made contact with awlaki in yemen even before he got the gun he would allegedly use in the massacre, and army counter-intelligence knew it. ved maags community, d tht th >> reporter: today awlaki posted a blog praising the fort hood attack. nidal san is a hero, he wrote. how can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done. other army doctors have now come forward to say they complained about hasan to their commanding officers in 2008, based on what he said in medical school. >> well, he would
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Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
passed. >> now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. i am absolutely confident that they will. >> perhaps reflecting momentum from a weekend vote, voters we spoke with all said keep going. >> they need to hurry up and get it done. >> they need to hurry up. >> they should have had done. >> they have had to many years. i don't see why they need to wait any longer. >> the voices that gave rise to the tea party protests at the capitol last week remains strong. including republicans in congress. >> is steele's freedom. those of us to believe in freedom have contempt for those who would steal our freedom and contempt for themselves. >> already, some senate republicans call the house bill dead on arrival. the reasons were laid out by he rnc chairman, michael steele. >> when you look at this bill, you look at the mandates, you look at the cost, you to the government intrusion, there is a lot for americans to be concerned about. >> many conservative democrats share the same concerns voiced by republi
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Nov 12, 2009 11:35pm EST
dollar business in the united states, an addiction for many. a license to print money for the porn moguls, and a very risky business for the performers. sexuality transmanipulated diseases are a fact of life for those who appear in adult films. a risk that was underscored in june by one actor's hiv infection. but as "nightline" contributor lisa ling found, don't expect condoms to be the answer to this okccupational health hazard. >> reporter: how many women were you having sex with at the height of your career? >> maybe ten women nonstop. you work from 8:00 in the morning to maybe 8:00 at night. and that's one scene. >> reporter: it was all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004, when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >>> get that call, everything stops. i have the virus. and my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so you don't know how you got infected. >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls and i knew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's infection shut down southern california's porn industry for a month,
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Nov 12, 2009 12:00pm EST
defend the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> superiors at walter reed army medical center say they were concerned about is a radical religious beliefs. hasan attended lectures and he was transferred to fort hood and thought it would be a good fit. >> i was in the line of fire. >> as the story of survival are revealed, so too are the gaps in communication between u.s. intelligence agencies. >> we have not improve coordination beten those who watched terrorism and those who monitor who can buy a gun. >> it was reported that it was at this store where hasan bought the handgun he used in the shooting. the fbi did a background check. it could not share information on gun purchases. the information never got to a task force aware of the contact with a radical imam suspected of ties with al qaeda. >> is still has not been closed eight years after 911. >> they want to know which agencies knew what and when. the never received a formal request from hasan to leave the military. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> one of the heroes of the shooting is a civilian police o
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Nov 10, 2009 6:30pm EST
united states aboutlines pilot was arrested yesterday in london and has been charged with being drunk. flight 949 from london to chicago was due to take off at nits when the pilot, irwin washington from lakewood, colorado, was taken off the plane and given a breathalyzer at the time. washington was released on bail and the airline suspended him. >>> here in new york, two former baern stearns executives have been found not guilty of lying to investors. in a blow to government prosecutors, ralph cioffi and matthew tannin were aquisted of fraud charges. the jury slip rated less than six hours. >>> a nasty surprise for millions of credit card customers with new rules taking affect in two pontes, banks are putting the squeeze on card holders. half the banks surveyed plan to increase interest rates and cut credit lines for prime borrowers. and for those without good credit, it's even worse. here's elisabeth leamy. >> reporter: pat pittman of perry, oklahoma, is a one-man sign of the times. one of his credit card companies lowered his limit from $5,000 down to $900. another one raised
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Nov 8, 2009 3:35am EST
lot of the invasion. can we build upon the invasion that's a strength of the united states into actual production, and there was considerable talk about retro fitting buildings to safe a lot of energy and at the same time give many some jobs. >> everyone is looking at, you know, the economy traying trying to figure out where the jobs come from next. going into 2010 with cap and trade on the table and health care spending and most people expecting higher interest rates, do you think policies need to be changed in order to innocent vies companies to create these jobs? sdmri think in those three areas you talked about, and particularly the area of retro fitting, i mentioned that because that's an area where you might generate quite a few jobs among the kind of people that are not now employed, and it doesn't take any new technology. it doesn't take anything new and innovative. it takes the energy to get done more rapidly. what's already being done under the small scale. can it be done for rapidly? >> what is your sense so far right now? we have the gdp showing 3.5% growth. was that largel
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Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
north korea to put an end to its nuclear weapons programs or face tough action from the united states and its allies. >>> prosecutors wanted harsh punishment for former congressman william jefferson. coming up, find out if they got their wish. five dollars for a sub! but no drink? no chips? and no chance to win madden nfl 10? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. two pieces of kentucky grilled chicken, a side, biscuit, and a madden nfl cup. you catch all that? you know i did. colonel -- i'm a fan. still think a $5 sub is a gre deal? get the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. now i'm a full back. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >> he once sat on capitol hill making decisions that affect our country. now, william jefferson sits in a jail cell. >> it just came in a short time ago. congressman jefferson will be going to prison, but for pure years and prosecutors had requested. congressman jefferson and his lawyers tried to argue that the bribes he was convicted of accepting were part of his side work as a b
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Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
. karzai is under president -- is under pressure from the united states and other countries to end corruption in their government. >>> somali pirates have attacked the maersk alabama but this time the outcome was different. they fired on the ship but private securityuards on board fired back and the pirates fled. in april, they attacked the ship and held its captain hostage until navy seals rescued him. two former maersk crew members and ask them to rename or repaint the ship because they felt it would be attacked again but nothing was done. >>> a college student is dead and her classmate is injured every hunter fired on them. there were collecting frogs in the woods near ferrum college won a hunter said he mistake -- mistook the group as a deer. jessica clark died after she was shot in the chest. a man from mclean was shot in the arm. a third stood was not injured. >> he is a wonderful boy, and it is very sad it happened to him. i'm glad to know he is ok now and i feel very blessed that he was ok. >> the man will require that the physical therapy. a 31-year-old jason cloutier was
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Nov 6, 2009 11:35pm EST
are were smuggled into the united states to be used for everything from medicine to causing a person bad luck. there was a 14-pound elephant tooth for sale and the entire face of a rare primate for thousands of dollars. >> we learned what some of the products were purported to be. packaged like this, with no label, but a screw top. tried. >> reporter: why would they sell that? >> it's used for medicine. >> reporter: traditional medicines drive the demand for many endangered animals on the black market. a problem you can't just see by looking, as we found, with agent o'connor. >> reporte >> we're interested in knowing if the products are made with protected wildlife. >> reporter: how do you know? it seems impossible to tell. >> it's difficult when it's packaged like this. >> reporter: tracing an endangered animal from a bottle of medicine or the skin on a pair of boots is extraordinarily complex. but it is exactly what agents do every day at the nation's only wildlife forensics lab in southern oregon. >> i have a skin with no head and the feet are turned inside out and dried. i
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
in the united states military. i've not noticed that the recruiting stations have been overwhelmed by people from east coast boarding schools, harvard, princeton, trying to get into the service. we recruit where we can recruit and people who are good enough and honorable enou to offer their sacrifice -- but when you're talking about -- >> who is arguing against not recruiting muslims? >> if i hear the commentary on certain networks that you are associated with, i can hear people say that they have all got to be tested. there is skepticism about anybody who shows up -- >> what we are talking about is a man who was speaking in a way that his colleagues, a psychiatrist, were wondering if he was a terrorist. he had a business card on which he had his name and profession, and what was his affiliation? u.s. army? no, soldier of allah. you're talking about a guy who gave all the signals and nobody spoke up. we are not talking about a 99% of muslims were honorable and patriotic and serve with distinction. we are talking about 1%, and if you ignore that because of your worry about being accuse
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Nov 15, 2009 11:00pm EST
standards established for real cards. >> all of the transit systems and the united states need this. >> the unfortunate tragedy over the summer, and there is a lack of oversight. to an extent, the government can be involved. >> i think it might make us a little bit safer. i do not think it will speed anything up. >> it is silly, co-founded, and an excuse to grab more power. -- ill founded, and an excuse to grab more power. >> the spokesman told us that an agency would welcome with open arms of federal safety oversight. there are some republicans on the hill that have expssed concerns over the measure. they are waiting to see the actual proposal. >> turning out to our forecast after what was a picture-perfect day. warm and sunny out there. what can we expect when we wake up in the morning? he has a first look at what is to come. >> we have some fog on the way for the early morning hours. temperatures are holding in the low work to the middle 50's across the area. -- lower to mid 50's around the area. the fog should begin to left around 7:00 or 8:00. the winds will become calm, which
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Nov 23, 2009 11:35pm EST
united states senate and also a c street resident. marchton said on valentine's day the c street leadership and senator coburn helped him confronts senator ensign. >> tom really kind of takes the helm. >> reporter: so how angry is tom coburn at this point? >> oh, he's smoking. he's one upset man. and then john kind of breaks down a little bit. i don't know what to say. i made a mistake. i really screwed up. >> reporter: hampton provided us with this letter which he says the group of c street forced him to wright to sinsddy. i used you for my own pressure, he wrote. god never intendsed for us to do this. according to hampton, within hours, john ensign calls sinsddy. >> he is just lived. he made him write a letter, but it's not how i feel. doug has exposed me. as though somehow i'm the bad guy in this. >> reporter: so that weekend, you actually see john ensign. and what does he tell you about his feelings for your wife? >> he's in love with her. i know it's sad. i can't change it. i'm not going to apologize for how i feel. not only am i going to pursue the relationship, done work f
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Nov 20, 2009 4:30am EST
thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer. it's ti
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Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
countries are here, including thousands from the united states. many have only their faith to protect them. as of this week, just 50 countries have the vaccine. the density of the pilgrims, the nature of the hajj rituals, the proximity in prayer, all provide what health officials say are the perfect conditions for spreading the h1n1 virus. what is the worst case scenario? our worst fear is that you will get a lot of cases, massive cases. >> reporter: for months, saudi officials have been working feverishly to contain the pandemic. each pilgrim is scanned. those who show flu-like symptoms are put in isolation for seven days. dozens of clinics are set up, stocked with the vaccine and tamiflu. motorcycle medical units reach severe cases quickly. the kingdom even brought in experts from the cdc in atlanta. >> there is no more stopping the spreading. what we do with a pandemic, whether it's the u.s., china or saudi arabia, hajj or olympics, is to reduce the burden. >> reporter: the pilgrims believe the only one who can control their fate is god. "it's all in the hands of allah," this woman
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Nov 4, 2009 3:05am EST
discovery of jaycee lee dugard 18 years after she vanished in the united states. >> we've got to believe madeline's still alive. we would be doing madeline a disservice if we didn't believe that. and that applies to other ssing children. and i think the key thing is the jaycee lee dugard story, where people give up. we should never give up on madeline >> reporter: the film also includes two new images depicting how madeline may look today. one with tanned skin and darker hair. even after nearly two and a half years the police still don't know whether madeline mccann was taken by human traffickers or abducted by a lone kidnapper or disappeared in some other way. that's why this campaign is designed to bypass all the theories and the guesswork and target someone who does know. someone who knows her abductor. someone who may decide that it's time tdo the right thing. ben ando, bbc news, central london. >> earlier in that piece you saw him video with a couple of young children. they were 2 at the time, 4 now. they're starting to ask questions. the parents say they're more forthcoming than th
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Nov 22, 2009 10:00am EST
a recommendation that allows us to win a war that the president of the united states called necessary. i think it's absolutely critical that we win in afghanistan. george's not standing by the recommendation. >> the president has failed so far to indicate specifically to the american people what our objective is. how we know we're succeeding and how we're going to get out and this is exactly what we went through in iraq. the american people, putting aside democratic versus republican partisanship, american people don't want another iraq. they don't want go into a place where you have a corrupt regime. >> they also remember, bob, what happened the last time we walked away from afghanistan. the stakes here are so tremendous. the last time we left afghanistan, al qaeda was able to gain a foothold. and it was from afghanistan that the attacks on 9/11 were carried out. >> pakistan is the issue. you can't deal with pakistan without afghanistan. >> liz, it seems to me, the whole strategy of trying to secure and hold and occupy large parts of territory will be a no-win situation for
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Nov 10, 2009 3:05am EST
he addressed a major united states jewish federation organization in washington where, despite his position, he urged the palestinians to come back to the peace talks. >> no israeli government has been so willing to restrain settlement activities as part of an effort to relaunch peace talks. so i say today to mahmoud abbas, leader of the palestinian authority, let us seize the moment to reach an historic agreement. let us begin talks immediately. >> reporter: so there you are, the prime minister of israeli again, not for the first time, urging the palestinians to come back to the peace talks despite the fact that he's unwilling to freeze settlements. that's the big issue for the palestinians. president abbas threatened to resign last week unless the israelis free settlements. no clear sign today after the talks with the president in the white house last night that the prime minister has changed his position at all. jeremy, vinita? >> abc's simon mcgreggor-wood, thanks. >>> the conflict between north and south korea appears to have heated up this morning. south korean military leade
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Nov 12, 2009 3:05am EST
. >> reporter: help may be on the way. at the sanofi pasteur plant, the only one in the united states that makes the swine flu vaccine, they're working around the clock to erase a backlog in vaccine production. that is good news for this mother who stood in line in louisville, kentucky. >> there's a lot of people that wants it. as long as my kids have it now we're good to go. >> steven portnoy, abc news, washington. >>> president obama begins an eight-day trip to asia today without a decision about sending more troops to afghanistan. the associated press is reporting that president obama has decided to reject all of the troop options presented to him so far by his security team. former secretary of state colin powell has given the psident some advice on a radio program. >> this is a very difficult for one him and it isn't just a one-time decision. this is the decision that will have consequences for the better part of his administration. mr. president, don't get pushed by the left to do nothing. don't get push by the right you take your time and you you're the commander in chief and this i
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Nov 13, 2009 3:05am EST
united states. >> never underestimate the power of fear. especially, especially when the enemy of allah hears allah akbah. >> reporter: his words have power. the men accused of plotting to kill st. georges at ft. dix say awlaki was their inspiration. they were caught on undercover tape talking about him. >> you got to hear this lecture. >> reporter: in canada, so the-called toronto 18 to plotted to attack parliament and behead the prime minister also said they were inspired by awlaki. >> so what ends up happening is they inspire people and they think, let's take it to the next level, let's be our own al qaeda group. >> reporter: yet there was no follow-up investigation when the fbi learned last december that major hasan had sent as many as 20 e-mails to awlaki. awlaki refers to his followers as soldiers of allah, soas. so too does major hasan. on business cards we found in his apartment he makes no mention of his military affiliation but listhimself as soa, soldier of allah. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> a former congressman will be sentenced today in a federal bribery case. louis
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Nov 18, 2009 5:00am EST
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Nov 12, 2009 6:00am EST
can now get the vaccine. the only plant in the united states that makes the vaccine, they are working around the clock. some health officials say it may be too late. >> unfortunately, the consequence of not having enough vaccine soon enough is that some people will be sick and some of those will die. >> the clinic hereets underway at 9:00 and goes until noon. if you come here, you need to park in the back of the building and entered the clinic from the back of the building. in this weather, you do not wa to walk around the building. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> a quick last look at traffic and weather. >> the wind is driving the rain. it is cold. it is horrible out there. i will show you the bands of rain. sao off and east of town, you're seeing the heaviest rain. st. mary's and calvert counties. there is a flood advisory. the wind continues to push off the east. no immediate advisory for today. low to mid 40's will be the best we can do. the big storm is circulating down off the carolinas. it is bringing the moisture in and slamming a with rain, not snow for the area. le
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
office. it brought in another $42 million. it has made more money in the united states than the first movie in its entire run. "the blind side" came in second and "2012" came in third. the cost for all of the items from the song "the 12 days"of days will cost more than $87,000. it is an increase of about $800. a bargain. they put out the list every year for fun and as the teaching tool. and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> 6:20, up 55 degrees. >> de football coach at the university of virginia is now out. and the redskins ufold in philadelphia. >> later on "oprah," it is a holiday music extravaganza. ( piano music playing ) by putting an end to paper medical records, we have ushered health into the digital age. saving lives, sometimes when seconds count. managing chronic conditions. making amazing new discoveries. and, oh yes, saving a lot of trees. kaiser permanente. thrive. >>> welcome back, everybody. in another season, the redskin'' fourth quarter flop in philadelphia with death had lots of pages the sector in the defense of meltdown. this year, it
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Nov 29, 2009 3:35am EST
united states between 1999 and 2009. getting people back to work is very important. if this is the openi ining salv that, this is -- >> what about creating jobs? >> as long as the economy grows, you get jobs back. the most important thing larry summers has said in the last five or six months is that that old law seems to have gone away. it doesn't seem like pure growth alone is going to be enough to create jobs. so that's why you've got to come up with some innovative solutions. >> where's the innovation, gentleman? where do you believe the growth is in this economy and in jobs? >> it's in innovation. it's in the ability to create whole industries like we have in the high-tech world in the last decade. for that, we need intellectual capital. for that, it would be very helpful if we didn't send half of our science graduates abroad because we won't let them work in this country. >> u.s. innovation isn't the creative destruction. i would call it nondestructive creation, whole new markets, whole new industries. we've always been good at that. you can't always say what the next best thi
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Nov 11, 2009 6:30pm EST
shot in the united states, and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. they had promised 20 million doses by the end of october, by delivered only 27 million. >> we assumed 50% of historical yield. it was only 30% when he started. so, the differential was not that great for us and we've been able to close that gap. >> reporter: health officials blame that on the vaccine companies. >> what we are doing is relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers. it does appear now that those numbers were overly rosy. >> reporter: but they insist once they realized production was not going as plannedthe government wasl little informed. >> 30 consecutive weeks discu discussing this with them and we've kept them very much informed in terms of what we felt our production schedule could be. >> reporter: they say its production is now at full steam and it will soon be ahead of schedule, but for most of the 159 million americans at high risk from h1n1, the wait for vaccine continues. >> unfortunately, the consequences of not having enough vaccine soon enough is we're going to get peopl
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Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
online lectures featuring the con stance on the path to jihad have urged attacks on the united states. >> never underestimate the power of fear, especially, especially, when the enemy of allah hears allah akbar. >> reporter: his words have power. the men convicted of plotting to kill u.s. soldiers at ft. diction says he was their inspiration. they were taped talking about him. >> you got to hear this lecture. >> reporter: and in canada, the so-called toronto 18, who plotted to attack parliament also said they were inspired by awlaki. >> so, what ends up happening is, they inspire people and think, okay, let's take it to the next level. let's be our own little al qaeda group. >> reporter: yet, there was no follow-up investigation when the fbi learned that majorasan has sent as many as 20 e-mails to awlaki. awlaki addresses his followers as soldiers of allah, the soas. on business cards hasan used, he makes no reference to the u.s. military, but lists, instead, himself as an soa. he is a soldier off allah. charlie? >> brian ross, thank you. >>> we reported last night that new numbers about swine
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Nov 10, 2009 5:00am EST
today. her moisture will move across the eastern half of the united states and worked up the coast. i want to show you, we see the moisture coming up the coast, but this model keeps it to our south and east. another keeps it on through. it will still be cooler and gray over the next few days. but it will not be the biggest rainfall. we will have to keep an eye on it. the best chance of rain will be south and east of the city. that is what week are thinking. we could be wrong. >> we appreciate your honesty. >> let's check in with philip stewart at the live desk this morning with some interesting stories for us. >> we begin with "sesame street 's" 40th birthday. the neighborhood will mark the milestone with special guest michelle obama. "sesame street" has aired more than 4000 episodes and brought home over 120 emmy o awards. lady gaga is raising eyebrows, showing up without an over the top costume. this was on a german tv show over big weekend. she still managed to turn heads with some thigh-high boots and she revealed a tattoo on her arm. she did have some i make up. still pretty craz
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
united states, to a point where about 22 million people probably have come into contact with the virus. >> reporter: because people started to build immunity to it. >> they have their own immunity. >> reporter: i asked about thanksgiving cominnext week. so many americans across this country traveling. and whether or not we could see a bit of a spike. and many of the doctors i spoke with said that could be the case. but the doctor you heard from there, said if there is a spike, we'll see the deine again right afterwards. he believes he have turned the corner. the cdc won't go that far. saying the vaccinations are still important. and pointing out that the flu is unpredictable. we could see another wave. and follow all of the precautions as everyone travels back home next week. >> david, thanks so much. have a good weekend. >>> now, to the political revolt under way, over treasury secretary time geithner, the man hand-picked by president obama. congressional colleagues are calling for his resignation. and bianna golodryga has more on that. >> reporter: it was anything but your typi
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Nov 5, 2009 11:35pm EST
in the united states. ft. hood, texas. >> attention. seek shelter immediately. >> reporter: the shots were at close range. fired by a trained military officer with deadly accuracy. with two handguns, the shooter killed 12 and injured 31. >> it's a terrible tragedy, stunning. and as i say, as i've gone around to the hospital here, as i've been at the scene, soldiers and family members and many the great civilians who work here are absolutely devastated. >> reporter: the victim, most of them soldiers, were unarmed, unable to defend themselves. a responding police officer finally opened fire. she injured the suspect and silenced the shooting. [ sirens ] victims were rushed to hospitals across central texas. and overrun emergency rooms pleaded for blood donations. there were rumors of other shooters. the entire base was put on lockdown. children at the bases nine schools were kept inside. their anxious parents gathered immediately at the front gate. >> it's really disheartening. you know something's going on and you can't get to your child. >> it's very, very stressful. we don't know what
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Nov 18, 2009 3:05am EST
products to the united states, we americans buy their goods. and we, of course, pay dollars. so china right now is sitting on a big sack of u.s. money which they invest in america. >> say that the chinese sack of dollars is $1.4 trillion thick. >> reporter: that's a lot of money. so some chinese are asking, why not take the profits that china has made in america and sell u.s. stocks and bonds and dollars and turn them into chinese money so china can fix some of the problems they've got at home? so if china is going to change $1 trillion into chinese money, that means china is going to sell $1 trillion. and buy a huge amount of chinese money. and moving that much wealth from one nation to the other will lower the value of the u.s. dollar, raise the value of chinese money, with the unfortunate effect that then anything made in china becomes more expensive in america. >> if they take $1.4 trillion out of the united states and pour it into china, the value of the chinese currency is going to more than double. if it more than doubles, everything we buy from china will be more than twice th
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Nov 26, 2009 6:30pm EST
. >> it does say what the united states is trying to do for these people. and just saying hey, we're here to support you. >> reporter: a marine battalion will likely be the first new unit to arrive here under the president's soon to be announced plan. about 1500 additional marines. the marines top commander made a special visit here today. >> we're probably going to be the first out the door, and marines are ready to do that. >> reporter: captain ryan benson is a company commander, responsible for a huge swath of southern afghanistan. he says more marines could mean he'll be able to focus more intensely on a smaller area. >> if we're able to focus on other areas and bring on marines to focus on the areas we can't, we'd be able to touch a lot more afghans. >> reporter: of course, a new strategy and troop commitment means marines will be here for many thanksgivings to come. for eric collins, this thanksgiving was his first away from home. he wanted to send a message to his family in clay county, kentucky. >> hope the lord takes care of you in every which way, and to my mom, i love you.
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Nov 18, 2009 12:05am EST
know. they don't like canadians. >> jimmy: well, welcome to the united states. >> i know. >> jimmy: that's all i can say. >> all kinds of surprises here. >> jimmy: have you had people in to destroy them? >> i will say that i did have -- i tried to do an eco-friendly bug spray thing -- >> jimmy: it never works. you need to burn the house down. really the only -- >> just never go outside. >> jimmy: never go outside. >> i sprayed for them and i guess maybe that's why i find them dead. now i feel kind of bad. >> jimmy: that might be the reason. >> i feel horrible. thanks a lot. >> jimmy: if you feel horrible about killing bugs, there's nothing that won't upset you. just a little good thing to remember throughout your life. congratulations on the success of the show. "brothers and sisters" abc, sunday nights at 10:00. emily vancamp, john stay mouse, everybody. we'll be right back with onerepublic. chug that coffee, bolt that burrito. no matter what life throws at you, you can take the heat. until it turns into... heartburn. good thing you've got what it takes to beat that heat, too. zan
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Nov 7, 2009 7:00am EST
in america and the united states. we're american citizens. and as such,e have an obligation. so, allah, he is the creator of the entire universe. and so, whether you're in the middle east, or in europe, or in america, the whole world belongs to allah. so, for somne to say that america, you'rnot a good muslim, this is -- this would be ridiculous. the whole earth belongs to allah. >> we met plenty of proud muslims in uniform, worried about the backlash. we hope that's not the case. thank you for your insight this morning. we hope to talk to you again in further detail. and we'll be right back. ♪ stains surrender to the power of all. our powerful stainlifters fight stains and leave clothes whiter and brighter. win the battle for clean clothes while saving over 25% versus the leading brand. it's abdeserve.ing the quality yo savings like this don't come along every day. custom upholstery at ethan allen. extraordinary savings. limited time. >>> so, here's a question for you. how do you choose the fastest line? or the fastest lane on the highway? it turns out, science can help. here'
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